Open prison inmates could play a major role in community cleaning programmes


Boston Borough’s Operation Fly Swat team cleaned up 199 dumping sites in the period from July through to the end of September, a news report in the local media has revealed.

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The workers managed to clean up rubbish that had been tipped at 53 locations at the side of roads, 69 on footpaths, alleys and bridleways, 32 beside water courses and eight on farm land.

The team in charge of the cleaning process is formed largely out of inmates from HM Prison North Sea Camp, an Category D men’s open prison, located on the edge of the parish of Freiston in Lincolnshire, England.

While this initiative is quite interesting and useful, open prison inmates also have to respect their term conditions, and this is specifically where Tensor could put its extensive experience to very good use by helping prisons implement very strict access control / visitor monitoring systems, such as Tensor Prison Pass.

The Prison Pass solution has been specifically designed for registering each visitor, both on and off site, and enables HM Prison Service Officers to quickly check the identity and monitor the movements of visitors.

A digital or eyeball camera takes a photo of the visitor, which is later on printed on a bar-coded pass using a high speed printer so each visitor is easily identified. Then, at specific controlled monitor points, the visitor pass badge is simply swiped and a high quality digital image appears to the HM Prison Service Officers thus verifying that the correct person is passing through.

Furthermore, biometrics can be combined with the visitor badges to operate the system, since Tensor’s range of dermal fingerprint reading technology gives increased accuracy and reliability, and is perfect for when irrefutable proof of identity is required.

Tensor can offer various financing and rental packages to both private and public sector organisations who wish to install our products. If you’d like to find out more about it, just Contact Us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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